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Rollup E-reader Runs Linux

Jan 28, 2008, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])

"Philips spinoff Polymer Vision has announced plans to ship a Linux-based e-reader with a flexible, rollup display. Thanks to the screen's low power consumption, the 'Readius' offers up to 30 hours of reading without a battery charge, according to the company.

"The Readius is similar to the Linux-based Amazon Kindle in that it combines a screen optimized for reading with the ability to download content via a cellular modem. Unlike the Kindle, the tri-band Readius is compatible with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) service, and can be used as a cell phone worldwide..."

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